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June 1, 2006

Kaos Blues Presents the Beltline Blues Festival

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian Blues Festival

Calgary Blues Festival Boasts Stellar Lineup Including Blues Legend Johnny Winter

Calgary is about to set fire to the town with it’s 2nd annual summer blues festival. Kaos Blues Presents: The Beltline Blues Festival, June 23, 24 & 25th, and has announced a stellar lineup blues artists including the legendary Johnny Winter, fellow Texas Bluesmen Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King, Chicago greats Sonny Rhodes, Jimmy Dawkins and Zora Young, and New Orleans harmonica man Dale Spalding.

Canadian blues musicians get the greatest profile in the lineup, with artists from across the country taking part, including Toronto’s Fathead, Winnipeg’s Billy Joe Green and Big Dave McLean, Regina’s Jack Semple, and Vancouver’s Brickhouse and the great Jerry Doucette among over 100 musicians slated to perform.

The festival will feature three days of live blues in the heart of the city at Victoria Riverside Park. Ancillary events include noon hour concerts and workshops at various downtown venues.

for more information visit www.kaosblues.com

Festival Mainstage Schedule

Friday June 23MAINSTAGE

2PM Gates Open
3PM BluesSmyth
4PM The Tim James Band
5PM Jerry Doucette
6:45 No Guff (acoustic)
7:30PM Johnny Winter
9PM Fathead

DANCE PARTY

10:30 PM Jerry Doucette
11:30 PM Brickhouse

Saturday June 24MAINSTAGE

10:00 a.m. Gates Open
11:00 Gary Martin & The Heavenly Blues Band
Noon Blue Rhino
1:00 p.m. Bill Dowey & the Blues Devils
2:00 Sonny Rhodes
3:30 Billy Joe Green w/ special guest Jim Guiboche
5:00 Tim Williams & the Electro-Fires w/ special guest Big Dave McLean
6:30 Maurice John Vaughn Band w/ special guest Jimmy Dawkins
8:00 Johnny V with special guest Zora Young

DANCE PARTY

10:30 p.m. Blue Rhino
Midnight Fathead

Sunday June 25 MAINSTAGE

10:00 a.m. Gates Open
11:00 The Joyriders
Noon Darren Johnson Trio
1:00 p.m. Auntie Kate and the Uncles of Funk
2:00 Come On In My Kitchen
3:00 Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King
4:30 Amos Garrett & The Eh! Team w/special guest Dale Spalding
6:00 Maurice John Vaughn Band w/special guest Big Time Sarah
7:00 Jimmy Payne’s All-Stars w/special guest Wes Mackey
9:00 Kathi McDonald, Jack Semple, Ron Casat & Band

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